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silva

[sil-vuh] /ˈsɪl və/
noun
1.
the forest trees of a particular area.
2.
a descriptive flora of forest trees.
Also, sylva.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin silva woodland
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British Dictionary definitions for silva

silva

/ˈsɪlvə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of sylva

sylva

/ˈsɪlvə/
noun (pl) -vas, -vae (-viː)
1.
the trees growing in a particular region
Word Origin
C17: Latin silva a wood
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